Carpinteria High sophomore Dylan O’Neill has been named as the Most Valuable Player for the Citrus Coast League, while first-year head coach Scott Sorich was awarded Co-Coach of the Year, the league announced Wednesday.
O’Neill averaged 18.7 points per game, 7.7 rebounds and 1.5 steals for the Warriors, who finished tied for first place with Nordhoff with a league record of 9-1. Sorich, who spent the previous five seasons as an assistant coach at St. Bonaventure, shared the honor with Nordhoff’s Scott Hannah. The Warriors went 17-9 overall in the 2019-20 season, losing in the second round of the CIF-SS Div. 5AA playoffs Feb. 14 to Vistamar.
Senior Ian Reed (5.9 points per game, 4.9 assists, 3.7 rebounds) was named to the All Citrus Coast League First Team, as was sophomore Mateo Handall (9.8 points per game, 3.0 rebounds).
Junior Jose Suarez (7.6 points, 3.1 rebounds) was named to the All Citrus Coast League Second Team. Seniors Luke Nakasone (6.5 points, 2.9 rebounds) and Gabe Medel (7.5 points, 2.7 rebounds) received Honorable Mention honors.
Girls water polo coach Sergio Castaneda was named Co-Coach of the Year along with Santa Paula’s Trevor Dasnoit. Sophomore Alex Zapata and senior Sadie Mead earned First Team accolades for the Carpinteria, which went 7-1 in league play, tied for first place with Santa Paula.
Junior Kate Gay earned Second Team honors, while junior Cassidy Hajducko, sophomore Piper Clayton and sophomore Briana Rodriguez received Honorable Mention honors.
In girls basketball, senior Kaela Kelley received First Team honors, while junior Hannia Hernandez was named to the Second Team. The Warriors girls basketball team went 2-7 in league play and finished fourth in the conference.
In boys soccer, senior Goalkeeper Adrian Gonzalez was named to the First Team and senior defender was named to the Second Team. Senior Gabriel Perez, junior Isaac Benitez and junior Vincent Rindaldi received Honorable Mention honors. The Warriors finished with a league record of 3-5-2 for fourth place in the conference.
Senior Dayne Wagner was named to the Citrus Coast League First Team in girls soccer. Senior Aly Springer and junior Sidney Smolnikar were named to the Second Team. Honorable mention honors were awarded to senior Erika Estrada, sophomore Karen Gamez and junior Kenna Mayer. The Warriors went 0-9-2 in league play, finishing in last place.